Went out today for a walk with Mike, Emily, their dog Jess, and Nigel. The weather was pretty good all day, although it was quite hot at times. Enjoyed myself thoroughly all day, although if I am honest my legs were a little tired after my exertions the previous week in Scotland.
After suffering a moment of temporary misplacement on route we arrived at Llangynog at about 10:30 and set off up the ridge of Y Gribin with great expectation. Ascending rapidly to the ridge we ambled along for a period of time over the tops of Craig Llywn-Armon, Pen Cerrig, Waen Bwlchymynydd and Hafod Hir before descending to the Militir Gerrig pass.
We paused for some time at the pass to each lunch before proceeding up the duckboard path to the point where I had joined it with Paul on our visit in December. We proceeded to the Cairn on Moel Sych from where we took in the views to the surrounding Arenigs, Arans, Rhinogs, and Cadair Idris. The view over Cadair Berwyn was quite nice, unlike on my last visit.
Not so concerned about the prospect of ice today, we proceeded down the steep path alongside Llyn Lluncaws, and to Pistyll Rhaeadr. The latter being complicated by our position on t’other side of the valley. Following the track along, it attains the Pistyll Rhaeadr Road about half a mile past the falls, which we walked back along in order to obtain a pot of tea!
Crossing the bridge by the falls, we proceeded along the path above the valley, taking a short cut onto the old quarry road, and then up onto the bwlch below Y Clogydd and down to Llangynog. Before returning to the midlands we dined in the Tanat Valley Inn, enjoying fine cuisine.
Date:29 May 2005
Weather:Bright to sunny
Accompanied by:Mike, Emily, Jess and Nigel
Estimated ‘Dead’ Time:1hr
0827m Moel Sych
0545m Hafod Hir
0541m Waen Bwlchymynydd
0495m Pen Cerrig
0451m Craig Llwyn-Armon